History of medical education and institutions in the United States, from the first settlement of the British colonies to the year 1850. Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., 1851.
12mo. 228 pp. Original embossed cloth, head and foot of spine worn, front cover a bit soiled; interior with very little of the foxing normally seen in this book. With the bookplate of the private library of Dr. Homer Wakefield, with his stamp on the fly-leaf and an ownership inscription on the following blank dated Jan. 1, 1859. $500.00
First edition of one of the earliest contributions to the history of American medical education. Davis (1817-1904), a pioneer in the reform of medical education, was a founder of the American Medical Association in 1847 and the first editor of their Journal. He was also influential in the development of medical institutions in Chicago. This was one of only four books of over 100 pages published in Chicago in 1851.